Title 42 Expulsions Spur International Human Rights Request

By Mike LaSusa (October 7, 2021, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A coalition of immigrant advocates has asked an international human rights commission to urge the United States to stop expelling migrants under a public health authority known as Title 42, arguing in a filing released Thursday that the policy wrongly harms asylum seekers.

In a request to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, several legal organizations and migrant advocate groups said the Title 42 policy, which is the subject of ongoing legal battles in the U.S., urgently threatens the rights and safety of asylum seekers.

"U.S. officials directly harm asylum seekers during expulsions at the U.S.-Mexico border through the use of physical...

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